is this real?
is this real?
Looks like it.
Who dat? Hope we're not getting catfished!
Hello , Mr. Davis!
I can't find a Rivals, 247, ESPN or Scout page on him. This seems a little odd to me.
This is happening to us right now.
A recruit lied and said he visited Notre Dame...school had no record of him ever stepping on campus for an official...they've had a bad two weeks.
i was thinking the same thing in regards to catfish
i need a reliable source first
What position is he? Where is he from?
A tight end from Hawaii.
Hah. You said "Hawaii." That's where lies were born.
Lot of fat people born there too.
I was trying to get one last jab before the whole Te'o thing got stale, but I see that ship may have already sailed.
You mean, Ha'lie-i?
RODNEY DAVIS=LENNAY KEKAU
I don't know if we should touch any tight ends from Hawaii, given how ND's tight end from Hawaii has worked out.
He is a WR from Grand Rapids. Below are a link to his stats from this past year. It seems like he must have got hurt early in the season.
Not to sound like a debbie-downer or anything...but we offered a guy who has had 8 carreer catches. Say what?
If this is real, then this is either the greatest move the coaches have ever made or the worst.
last year we also offered a 50% completion percentage QB. Shane Morris, ever heard of him?
Morris was offered 2 years ago. Not last year. C'mon man!
I do vaguely remember him...
Wasn't he one of the top rated QBs in the country, a five-star to almost every recruiting site, a regular stand-out on the camp and 7 on 7 circuit, a well-known and highly recruited HS player?
Just like Rodney Davis, right? Oh, wait....
Live in GR and have never even heard of this guy.. That said, Mlive's HS stats are not very accurate
I just committed to Michigan too!!!
What is his rank? I am having trouble finding anything about him on Scout, Rivals, or 247.
According to his Twitter he's from Ottawa Hills. Stats here: http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/player/rodney-davis/
Naw that guy's listed at 220. He just tweeted he's 190
I doubt this is legit, only thing I could find was 8 catches for 118 yds and 1 TD last season. This seems weird. http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/player/rodney-davis/
They don't track them consistently.
i saw that too, thats why i brought it up i looked up the stats and saw the same thing
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE DAMNIT TE'O YOU HAVE SHAKEN MY CONFIDENCE IN ALL THAT IS GOOD & REAL IN THIS WORLD
that this broke on twitter before any pay site even picked up on it.
Dude, this broke on Twitter before any of the pay sites even developed a page for the guy.
Did he commit to walk on?
the 118 yds and limited stats in 3 games worries me
Well, the staff was interested in replacing Roundtree's production over the past couple of years...
If only there was an "Oh Snap!" moderate option.
As I said above. If true, it's either the greatest move the coaches have ever made, or the dumbest. If this is a kid who was a legitimate top tier D1 talent, but had his season ended early due to injury, then it'd be an absolute coup to get him this early—akin to how we picked up Denzel Ward.
I did a little twitter stalking, and he says he's transferring to GR Christian to play with Drake Harris. Maybe he got Drakes offer by mistake. Also, based off of his tweets, not sure the coaches would be interested. Lots of "shits" and N bombs!
No Michigan commit ever uses any profanity, and our coaches have never publicly used any such words. Especially not in any coach clinics in Kalamazoo.
He does probably need to cut back on the talk of smoking weed though.
I don't see it??
Yuri Wright disagrees...
i need some true verification here before i can believe this, i saw this first on Dawson's twitter, thus posted here,,,cuz like i said , i need some verification..i never even heard of him before tonight
Seems odd that on Twitter this afternoon he posted a photo of a U-M volleyball game when he was supposedly on his visit.
Maybe he only virtually committed and not physically?
I always said stars don't matter. The stars are like the points on Whose Line.
could this be a cruel ND Joke for all the teo dissing we have been doing ?
Its on the internet...so its real
What are things that Manti Te'o says?
I think all the super duper excitement over Rodney Davis is the reason Twitter's been down today.
Guy has a picture of Michigan, MSU, Nebreska, Syracuse and Ball State letters on his twitter page.
Gotta love those Maize colored letters.
got together and decided he was so good, he wasn't allowed to play football at the high school level anymore.
This must be the coaches response to losing out on Treadwell......
Given the timing of his offer, he must be so good..but i wonder just like you guys why no data per rivlas, scout....
I dont want him. Go away.
this is just fantasy.
I''m caught in a landslide....
this is interesting.... 0_o
I don't think he knows you have to have a scholarship offer to commit.
I would also like to commit?
Well put our halves together.
Class of 2014, not this year's class
something is seriously wrong
Maybe the coaching staff got hammered tonight???
Its Dantonio, he's laying in the weeds waiting to tag Rodney with a schollie
Brady Hoke next level recruiting tactics - build fake recruit profile, commit fake recruit to Michigan, watch Dantonio burn scholarships on fake recruit.
C'mon guys..Y'all dont know Rodney ? Rodney Davis...stop playin..its Rodney
I can't quite place it, but I feel like one of the other Michigan athletes tweeted that volleyball picture just the other day...
With Michigan in the Final Four. This looks like a match my family attended. Bunch of the basketball guys were there. All the freshman and THJ, iirc.
Ended a month ago! He probably is just showing a picture of Manti's girlfriend!
He is saying it's a half scholarship, and he will be working out for the coaches next week.
Not too sure what a half scholarship really means ... they gonna give the other half to someone else?
counts as a full scholarship, as it's deemed a "head count" sport. Sports like hockey and softball are called "equivalency sports" and split a given number of scholarships amongst a higher limit (or no limit) of athletes.
I'm not sure about that. Ganted its D2, but I know schools like Grand Valley, Wayne State, Ferris State, have fewer scholarships to give, so they compensate by breaking up the scholarships and giving out only partial ones. They routinly have classes over 25-27 kids, all of which are receiving some kind of scholarship. Same thing for other sports; I was offered a partial scholarship to run cross country at the D2 level. I don't see how it would be different at the D1 level unless there is a special rule for football, which wouldn't surprise me.
Sorry, I wasn't thinking of the lower football levels (since it wouldn't apply to M). FCS is an equivalency sport and gets 63 scholarships split 85 ways, for example. D2 gets 36 scholarships, and it looks like no overall limit. For Mens XC/Track, D1 and D2 allow 12.6 scholarships split up any way the coach wants to do it. On the other hand, MBB, WBB, FBS Football, W Gymnastics, W Tennis and W (indoor) Volleyball can't split up scholarships and do full rides up to a hard limit, such as 85 for FBS Football.
Sweet, thanks for the clarification.
Just from a quick search on mgoblue.com, it says the volleyball season ended in December... How could he have been at the volleyball game on his visit today? BUSTED
Edit: Dammit beaten by 2 min
Yep, and the Illinois game that picture is from was on Oct. 10. Yeeesh, this looks verrrrry suspect.
The volleyball photo that he posted on his twitter today, is actually from Mitch McGary's instagram 14 weeks ago
Great find for a first post. Hopefully the rest of your posts are just as good as this one.
I threw both of you five points. Him for the cool first post and you for being encouraging to a new guy (or gal) because it's something that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Valid for one year; don't spend them all in one place.
what the heck is a half schlarship
BleedBlue did a quick interview with him, and he said it's a half scholarship.
I think that is the first time I've seen the name.
Half scholarship includes tuition, books, McDonald's coupons and a pup tent.
Cool. Now can you tell us all what a "half schlarship" is?
I keed, I keed.
C'mon..y'all dont know what a half scholarship is ? stop playin
this gonna be an interesting tuesday
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Bobo is that you? See Bobo isn't as stupid as you think.
Someone seems to really be enjoying Bolivia this time of year...
near you: The Curious Case of Rodney Davis and the Half Scholarship
When I wake up I want this all to make sense.
Unfortunately, "+1 True" is not a moderation option.
Well there is only one question left...what happened to the other half ?
quite a few times to visit and got the offer from Hoke and Borges on Friday. He said he's going to be working out for the staff, and if all goes well he will receive a full scholarship.
Maybe he has misinterpreted what they said? It doesn't make sense that they would offer him a half scholarship.
Keep in mind that BBlueRecruiting account has been around for all of a week.
I got offered a 1/20000000 scholarship. I committed. All I need to do is get some athletic ability, a cannon for an arm and run a sub 4.7.
Maybe this is how the B10 is going to up the SEC in recruiting numbers..See how A&M likes it when we have 56 kids on signing day but only 28 schollies given out..pure genius
Maybe the coaches meant he was getting a one or two year scholarship instead of a full four years guaranteed.
Has to be a grayshirt, never heard of a half scholarship. This is a really strange offer, stuff like this comes at the end of the recruiting cycle (still really early for the 2014 class).
I thought they changed the rule recently to where scholarships could be guaranteed for any length of time between 1 and 4 years?
I think he meant to say that he's committed to working really hard to get an offer that he doesn't currently have.
Michael Ferns seems to think that this is for real. He is exchanging numbers and conversing on twitter with him. Seems legit!
I'd this is legit, everyone chill out. The board reacted this way when Conley was offered and accepted last year, and look how he turned out. If the coaches offered this early, they must really like him.
But with Conley, people were (stupidly) disappointed with the commitment, but people had at least HEARD of him; his name had come up earlier, and the recruiting services acknowledged his existence. It isn't out of the realm of possibility that the coaches went Channing Stribling here, but it just seems so out of the blue that people are skeptical.
I am gonna call BS on the kid having a offer. He tweeted a picture of him at a Michigan Volleyball game supposedly from today. Only problem with that is Volleyball ended in December.
For the record, this is one of my favorite threads in MGoBlog history.
I love you guys. I am commiting to MGO. THE BLOG, THE BLOG, THE BLOG...
NOTHING IS REAL ANYMORE.
False. This is reality. Everything before this moment has been an illusion.
Spend a few hours playing stupid ass minecraft, and when I come back to reality I'm not so sure it's really reality.
This has to be the best Hello: thread ever.
will be the death of us. Coaches can't confirm a commitment at 2 in the morning, and insiders are sitting at their desks going "WTF?". I'm inclined to believe this isn't a commitment but a potential offer with the kid taking it the wrong way thinking he could commit.
Well, if he's truly a 2014 commit, hello! Rodney does have letters from Michigan, other B1G schools, and Hoke's alma mater, so there must have been some interest shown. However, stealing McGary's Instagram photo seems shady. And I would imagine that claiming to have a partial scholarship is a common lie told by walk-on players. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to watching the highlight video that Rodney plans to post tomorrow. Also, I noticed someone sent him a tweet around 14 hours ago asking if he was going to Michigan. Rodney replied, "@jeeffrreeyy08 if I don't get a scholarship nowhere else." That made me pause.
so, is it actually U-M Dearborn, or is it Delaware, and he just got confused by the helmets?
It's 5:18, and the world continues to not make a bit of goddamn sense.
It's 7:14 and we are still confused as hell down here.
I just woke up.......I think.
Jesus. Wake me up on fucking signing day...in February of 2014.
this is a lie. The kid said he was at a volleyball game yesterday, well volleyball season is over. this picture was from a previous time that he went to a vball game. we are going to find out that this was a hoax.
Alluding to this as a hoax on WTKA right now. This is fake. Good thread
The only 2 Rodney Davis I could find were a WR at East Mississippi CC and a LB from New Orleans. That can't be a good thing
On Recruiting Roundup, Sam Webb said Davis is NOT a commitment
"Contestant Number 27. Tell us YOUR name".
Rodney you play too much
What'd you do that got you sent to Bolivia? I must have missed something...
You were looking for a new sig line....
I love that nobody really bought into this..Dear Rodney you FAIL
I'm not sure what his motivation would be to do something like this. If nothing else, he filled up some message boards with his name.
Just a pothead looking for attention.
TomVH also says Davis is not a commit.
I for one, will wait to hear what RDT says, thanks.
RDT says he'll follow Henry Poggi wherever he goes.
Rodney Davis @DreamTeam_RoRo1
Thank you for the update. What a weird couple of hours.
Dammit, I guess I wasted all that time on the hello post...
He has an interesting definition of misunderstanding.
Haha, yep. No misunderstanding, just good old fashioned lying.
of "have retweeter will travel" recruiting analysts around these days.
Edit: had to take a phone call, that post by Magnus was not there when I started. This is not a response to his post, or an indictment of his or other well-known contributors efforts.
Had my hopes up, but hopefully will still end up here!
If you click on this guy's twitter page, he posted a photo in December with the caption "Look what Michigan sent me!" - a New Era cap. The photo was clearly taken in a store, as you can see other merchandise in the background.
Nice try, Ronaiah.
At least it didn't take people 3 years to figure out it was a fake.
In all honesty, it was kinda fun. We should have an annual competition to see who can invent the most convincing recruit commitment story.
Awesome, now catfishing is a sport.
It really wasn't all that uncommon for dudes in high school, at least in the pre-social media days, to say they were being recruited by UM or MSU. The recruiting information wasn't out there like it is now to prove otherwise.
Well, that is odd. Maybe he really did get an academic scholarship and being a football guy he used "committ" as a sort of funny way to say thats where he is going to be attending college? I don't know, I want to give the guy the benefit of the doubt....
Not sure why you'd want to give him the benefit of the doubt here... I don't hate him or anything, but he's supposedly told people he was getting a scholarship of sorts, so he's clearly intentionally misleading people.
I actually like it though. I follow recruiting a bit, but people who invest a lot of energy and emotion in it deserve to have it backfire every once in a while.
Have you ever been to college? Who gets academic scholarships in January of their JUNIOR YEAR?
Have you ever considered owning your own bridge?
Even guys who didn't really commit are de-committing! I'm concerned about Hoke's ability to close! PANIC!!11!
Sorry For The Misunderstanding I Was Only On A MLK Trip And Did NOT Commit To University Of Michigan